Fault Finding & Programming
These days the diagnostic tool is an indispensable piece of equipment for every modern vehicle workshop. Whatever the fault or task, it is likely that during each repair process one of the many ECU’s fitted to the vehicle will need to be accessed to clear fault codes or re-configure replacement components, even things like air & fuel filters. We are able to do this on most brands by carrying an extensive range of different generic & manufacturer specific diagnostics equipment. We also have a similar set up when it comes to key programming and cutting services. This enables us to reduce the need to use main dealers as much as possible, therefore further reducing the cost to our customers.
Vehicle Key Cutting & Programming
In order to combat rising car crime, most cars produced since around 1994 have a transponder chip built into the vehicle key. This communicates with the cars immobiliser system everytime the car ignition system is switched on. If the car does not recognise the key then the car won't start. If you only have one key to your vehicle it makes sense to get another one cut. If you were unfortunate enough to lose that key, you may have to have the cars locks, ignition barrel and electronic control units replaced and reprogrammed to a completely new key. The cost of this can run into many hundreds of pounds.
Using our state of the art key cutting and programming equipment, we are able to cut and programme transponder keys for most makes of cars and vans, at a fraction of the cost the main dealer would charge. In most cases we only need your key to produce a new one for you, at worse we may need both your vehicle & key, depending on the make & model.
Some of the brands we can produce keys for include, Audi, BMW, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Peugeot, Rover, Skoda, Mazda, Landrover, Vauxhall, Honda, Volkswagen, Porsche, Renault, Seat and many more.